If you are trying to lose weight, you probably are eager to learn some success tips to better your chances of reaching your goal. There are several things you can do in the area of success that will help you not only in your fitness journey, but in all of your life. Let’s take a look at a few of these things.
Avoid the Age of Distraction. Was that your phone or was it mine? Let me answer that email, send that text, and just leave this quick voice mail, right after I check my Facebook. Sound familiar? We are sadly becoming a society of multi-taskers, and research shows it just doesn’t work. And it actually ruins our health.
An interesting point on multi-tasking: there was a study done on how well we are able to multitask and how it affects our brains. What the study found is that while people are multi-tasking, they suffer a ten point drop in their IQ score! Is it any wonder that most of us are having a hard time getting the things done that we need to?
Now here is where this gets interesting; they also measured the IQ drop of a person who gets high. And sad to report, a person who smokes dope, their IQ only drops 5pts! So the sad reality is that we are a nation walking around dumber than if we were stoned!
Multitasking doesn’t work; it’s much better to focus. We lose 28% of our productive energy when we try to do too much at once. How does this apply to your fitness? When you’re at a session, be there. Don’t be somewhere else, hanging onto your phone, as though the world won’t be ok without you for 30-60 minutes. When you are at home, be present with your family, your nutrition, etc.–give it attention and focus versus mindlessly eating, or being distracted by TV.
World Class people are minimalists. Successful people chop away at the noise that’s distracting them. They can shrug off interruptions that most people don’t even realize are stealing from them. They don’t need all the TV shows, news channels, magazines, idle chatter and entertainment assailing us at all times. They take 10 minutes out of every 50 minutes of work to freshen up the mind, clear it of clutter and go back in to work with renewed focus.